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Public Health Schools in Tennessee

330 Public Health students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Public Health major is the 12th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Public Health Majors in Tennessee

Public Health majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 198
Bachelor’s Degree 99
Post-Master’s Certificate 15
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 15
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 10
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 10
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 10
Associate’s Degree 8

Gender Distribution

In Tennessee, a public health major is more popular with women than with men.

Public Health Majors in TN Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of public health majors in Tennessee is as follows:

  • Asian: 6.4%
  • Black or African American: 23.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.8%
  • White: 55.8%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 7.9%
  • Other Races: 4.5%
Public Health Majors in TN Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Health Grads in Tennessee

In this state, there are 22,300 people employed in jobs related to a public health degree, compared to 898,630 nationwide.

Public Health Jobs Nationwide vs. TN

Wages for Public Health Jobs in Tennessee

A typical salary for a public health grad in the state is $75,350, compared to a typical salary of $75,690 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 13 colleges in Tennessee that offer public health degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

123 Degrees in Major Awarded
43% Graduation Rate
14,191 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $11,206. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 61% are considered full time. 97% of students get financical aid.

62 Degrees in Major Awarded
92% Graduation Rate
13,131 Total Students

72% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. This private institution charges an average net price of $20,253. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $53,400 after earning their degree at this institution.

44 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
21,721 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $12,712. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1. It takes the average student 4.71 years to graduate.

38 Degrees in Major Awarded
45% Graduation Rate
21,685 Total Students

Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $13,048. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 68% are considered full time. 98% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

23 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
29,460 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $19,142. The student loan default rate of 4.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
15% Graduation Rate
8,081 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $28,500 a year. This public school has an average net price of $10,427. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
877 Total Students

The 2.40% student loan default rate is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $63,500 after earning their degree at this institution.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,861 Total Students

This public college charges it's students an average net price of $3,703. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 32% are considered full time. 97% of students get financical aid.

4 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
1,968 Total Students

The average student takes 4.43 years to complete their degree at Christian Brothers. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,100 a year. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 97% are considered full time.

#10

Johnson University

Knoxville
1 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
1,037 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.06 years. The full-time teacher rate is 100%. This private school has an average net price of $18,428.

Public Health Careers in TN

Some of the careers public health majors go into include:

Job Title TN Job Growth TN Median Salary
Community Health Workers 27% $43,550
Medical and Health Services Managers 25% $89,050
Health Specialties Professors 24% $81,650
Physicists 17% $126,500
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 15% $73,910
Environmental Scientists and Specialists 14% $65,300
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 10% $49,680

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to public health.

Major Annual Graduates in TN
Nursing 5,664
Allied Health Professions 2,513
Allied Health Services 1,892
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,628
Health/Medical Admin Services 790
Dental Support Services 700
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 539
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 507

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